The seven sisters: The storm sister - Lucinda Riley review
Ally D'Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world's most perilous yacht races, when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father – an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt – has left each of them a tantalizing clue to their true heritage.
Ally has also recently embarked on a deeply passionate love affair that will change her destiny forever. But with her life now turned upside down, Ally decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway . . .
There, Ally begins to discover her roots – and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over a hundred years before, and sang in the first performance of Grieg's iconic music set to Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was. And why is the seventh sister missing?
With the release date of the last book in the series getting closer and closer, I decided to finally read and complete the entire series. I have had the first few books in the series for some time, but I have never read beyond the first book. Not because I didn't like the series, on the contrary. But after the first book, I lost my way somewhere in my endless reading list. But so I finally decided to complete the rest of the series, so that I will (hopefully) have read all the books before the final volume appears.
I really loved the first book in the series, but I still found that my heart inclined more strongly toward this second volume. In my opinion, I felt even better about Ally's character. She gets through a lot in a very short time. But I find it so admirable that she manages to pull through without going under. Her character is very strong emotionally and doesn't let herself be taken down easily. She is a real fighter and can certainly stand her ground in the man's world of sailing.
The stories of her past are also very nice and I also felt I empathized with their characters. At times I was talking to the book hoping the characters would hear me. But in vain they still made the mistakes I wanted to keep them from. But this, I feel, reflects how strongly this book is written down.
I loved this journey between past and present and can't wait for the next adventure of one of the sisters!
About the book:
- Author: Lucinda Riley
- Genre: Romance
- Themes: Friendship, sisterhood, family, loss, moving on, ..
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Published: November 1st 2015
- Number of pages: 502 pages
- Series: The seven sisters- The storm sister 2
- ISBN-Code: 9781529003468
- Rating: * * * *